Thursday, November 29, 2012

Decoupaged Heads

Tan is better than smudged Styrofoam any day!

Whenever we have gone to set up a booth with the masks, we have been bringing along some Styrofoam heads as display pieces.  This works great to show off the masks... but there is one big problem.  The head bases themselves weren't very pretty.  What to do?

The solution we came up with was to decoupage the heads with some cute paper.  Though we still plan to add wooden bases to make the heads more sturdy, we are liking the results so far.


Styrofoam head(s)
Modge Podge
Paint brush

To make the heads, we used sponge brushes to put a layer of Modge Podge directly onto the head.  Ripped pieces of paper were then placed directly on the Modge Podge, and then brushed over again with another layer.  Repeat until the entire head is covered.  

Tip:  If you are using a heavier paper, we found it helped to wet the paper down a bit to help it conform to the head.

A blue head.

A rose head.

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